Tropical Case 010, Fever, Arthralgia and Rash in a traveller from Bali. What could it be?
Michelle Withers writes about the Medical Retrieval and Consultation Centre (MRaCC) in Alice Springs. Sounds like a great place to work!
Part 3 of 3 of our mega tropical series covering Malaria, TB and HIV. Understanding these is key because some patients will adopt the Hickams dictum, ‘I can have as many diseases as I damn well please’, it’s not always going to be a unifying diagnosis.
The tox library is having a clean, this post is an update on button batteries. The aim is to collate the latest literature + FOAM resources. If you see a post that needs a dose of ipecac please send in a comment and we will collaborate.
Part 2 of 3 of our mega tropical series covering Malaria, TB and HIV. It is key to understand these common tropical diseases because some patients will adopt the Hickams dictum, ‘I can have as many diseases as I damn well please’, it’s not always going to be a unifying diagnosis.
The next ANZICS Safety & Quality Conference is coming… 30 – 31 July 2018. The focus is interprofessional, with best possible patient care as the goal. Abstract submissions close 25 May 2018. Early bird registration close 8 June 2018. Hope to see you there!
George Douros discusses the trouble with M&Ms and how we can avoid the old cycle of “name/blame/shame/train”.
“Everything ECMO” is a series of case-based Q&A blog posts from the Alfred ICU aimed at demystifying the knowledge required to care for ECMO patients at the bedside.
Part One is a fantastic new FOAM resource created by Jake Barlow for critical care trainees preparing for basic science examinations, specifically the CICM and ANZCA first part examinations held in Australasia.
George Douros discusses the trouble with ‘being mindful’ as a strategy for reducing error. He discusses this in the context of Human Factors Ergonomics and the hierarchy of intervention effectiveness.
The most extreme ‘medical extremes’ as of 2018: “off the chart” lab parameters, and other ‘extreme’ findings and occurrences from the world of medicine.
George Douros discusses the trouble with cognitive biases in terms of systems errors and a just culture.